Dentures

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Complete dentures - are made when all the teeth are missing. They are normally made of acrylic and made 6-8 weeks after teeth extraction, when the gum tissues have healed.

Immediate dentures are made in advance and can be positioned as soon as teeth are removed .

It is a temporary denture as it gets loose as soon as tissues heal and needs to be relined.

Partial dentures :- they are used to replace one or more teeth . They may be made in acrylic or partly metal (cast-partial dentures).

Implant supported dentures :- are given when few implant (4-6) support a complete denture.

Will dentures change how I speak?

You may have difficulty pronouncing certain words, with practice and time you will get used to speaking properly with dentures.

Will eating with dentures be difficult ?

Eating with dentures will take a little practice it will taken a few weeks to get used to the new dentures. Start with soft foods, cut into small piece chew slowly using both sides of your mouth. As you get used, to new dentures, add other foods until you return to a normal diet. Avoid foods that are sticky or hard.

Are dentures worn 24 hours a day?

You should remove the dentures, before going to bed. This allows gum tissues to rest and allows normal stimulation and cleansing by tongue and saliva.